Hear Cincinnati Podcast: City Council's attendance problem; Truck drivers on heroin

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital reporter Lucy May, digital editor Meghan Wesley and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk about WCPO's illustrated Fiona children's book, Jimmy Fallon's Fiona obsession, the inspiring story of Kilee Brookbank, astronaut Scott Kelly's visit to Skyline Chili, our new Fit and Fun series, the Opening Day parade debacle and more. 

Maxim then talks with government and politics reporters Amanda Seitz and Paula Christian about their examination of Cincinnati City Council's attendance record and whether or not council members are introducing meaningful resolutions. 

Later on the podcast, investigative reporter Hillary Lake explains the loopholes that are allowing local truckers to get busted on heroin-related charges and keep driving. 

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Notable links: 

  • 1:30 - The panel talks about WCPO's Fiona children's book, Kilee Brookbank, Scott Kelly, our exercise series, the Opening Day parade and more.
  • 18:00 - Reporters Amanda Seitz and Paula Christian detail attendance and resolution records of Cincinnati City Council.
  • 35:00 - Reporter Hillary Lake explains why some local truck drivers have been able to get busted for heroin and stay on the road. 

WCPO Insiders can read more about these stories at wcpo.com/hear.

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Hear Cincinnati is back for the new year. This week, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk President Donald Trump, the Cincinnati Zoo's new baby hippo, the film "Hidden Figures," Adam Jones and much more. Photographer Emily Maxwell also walks us through covering the historic women's march in D.C. and I-Team reporter Hillary Lake gives us an exclusive look inside a local heroin treatment center. 

Listen to this episode in the player above.

WCPO Insiders can read more about these stories at wcpo.com/hear

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